Craft Beer in North Queensland

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Craft Beer in North Queensland


Want to enjoy some awesome, locally brewed craft beer, crisp, fruity ciders and super fine spirits? Then head to one of the popular Breweries in North Queensland.


In Townsville you'll want to head to Brewing Co, Molly Malone's Irish Pub and the Paradox Beer Lab. This craft beer experimentation has resulted in some incredible craft beers that the locals have fallen in love with. Beer lovers will delight in the flavours and dedication.


In Mackay check out the Goanna Brewery, located in Paget on Transport Avenue it's a place to come up with your own exciting combinations and explorations. The Keg is another popular destination with a great atmosphere, located on Shakespeare St. The interior retains its sleek art deco features from the original theatre and it's craft beers have unique flavours.


One of Cairns best kept secrets, the Green Ant Cantina will satisfy your craft beer cravings and comes with a rauccous atmosphere. You'll also want to check out the Barrier Reef Brewery with it's unique take on pilsner and the Blue Sky Brewery which produces 6 small batch premium ales that have becomes local favourites.


Head to these fantastic craft beer places for happy hour of a day and bump shoulders with the locals, whose motto is surely “the more the merrier”. They're also usually places to grab some hearty pub fare.

Get really into your beer tasting in North Queensland. Talk in depth about full malt bills, the subtlety of standard amber ale and the balancing of hops against roasted malt flavours with the knowledgeable and passionate staff.

Whether you’re after something subtly spicy, a hint of floral sweetness, something clean and crisp or an earthy, malty draught, it’s all available in North Queensland, these craft beer places are must visits!